2011 Formula 3 Euro Series season

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2011 Formula 3 Euro Series season
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The 2011 Formula 3 Euro Series season was the ninth championship year of the Formula 3 Euro Series. It began on 2 April at Circuit Paul Ricard and finished on 23 October at Hockenheim after 21 races at nine meetings.

Roberto Merhi, who participated his third season in series clinched title after home win at Valencia with a round to spare, bringing first Drivers' Championship for Prema Powerteam since 2003 and first title in the Teams' Standings. Second place for the second year in row went to Signature's Marco Wittmann, who took five wins. Merhi's compatriot and teammate Daniel Juncadella scored four races victories and managed third in drivers' standing. Also Juncadella and Merhi won Nations Cup.

Best rookie of the season Nigel Melker took fourth place with four victories despite missing round Silverstone due to commitments in GP3 Series. His teammate Felix Rosenqvist finished fifth, winning penultimate race of the season at Hockenheim. Places six through eight went to Signature's drivers Laurens Vanthoor, Daniel Abt and Carlos Muñoz. Motopark's drivers Jimmy Eriksson and Kimiya Sato finished on ninth and tenth positions respectively.

Drivers and teams[edit]

Competition numbers 30 and higher are single-race entrants and are ineligible to score championship points.

Team No. Driver Class Chassis[N 1] Engine Rounds
France Signature[1] 1 Germany Marco Wittmann[2] FIA F308/011 Volkswagen All
2 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor[3] FIA F309/023 All
9 Colombia Carlos Muñoz[4] FIA F308/005 All
10 Germany Daniel Abt[5] FIA F308/057 All
38 Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr.[6] R F309/001 9
Germany Mücke Motorsport[1] 3 Netherlands Nigel Melker[7] R F308/005 Mercedes 1–6, 8–9
4 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist[8] F308/042 All
35 Denmark Marco Sørensen[9] F308/005 7
37 Argentina Facu Regalia[10] F308/050 9
Germany Motopark[1] 5 Sweden Jimmy Eriksson[11] F308/099 Volkswagen All
6 Japan Kimiya Sato[2] FIA F308/098 All
11 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo[12] F308/006 1–3
31 France Tom Dillmann[13] 4
36 Russia Artem Markelov[10] R F308/096 9
Italy Prema Powerteam[1] 7 Spain Daniel Juncadella[14] FIA F309/014 Mercedes All
8 Spain Roberto Merhi[15] FIA F308/047 All
11 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo[13] F308/031 4–9
Germany STAR Racing Team[16] 12 Poland Kuba Giermaziak[16] R F308/096 Volkswagen 1–6
United Kingdom Carlin 30 Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar[17] FIA F308/018 Volkswagen 2
31 France Tom Dillmann[18] F308/056 2
32 Colombia Carlos Huertas[18] FIA F308/055 2
Austria HS Engineering 33 Israel Alon Day[19] F308/071 Volkswagen 5, 7
Switzerland Jo Zeller Racing 34 Switzerland Sandro Zeller[20] F306/014 Mercedes 2, 5
F308/044 9
Icon Legend
R Rookie Cup
FIA FIA Formula 3 International Trophy
Notes
  1. ^ All drivers competed in Dallara chassis; model listed.

Driver changes[edit]

Changed Teams
Entering/Re-Entering Formula 3 Euro Series
Leaving Formula 3 Euro Series

Team changes[edit]

  • ART Grand Prix, who won six drivers' titles and seven teams' titles, exited the championship to concentrate on other series.[21]
  • STAR Racing Team débuted in the series, with Kuba Giermaziak driving the team's sole entry.[1]

Race calendar and results[edit]

Round Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning Driver Winning Team
1 R1 France Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet 2 April Spain Roberto Merhi Germany Marco Wittmann Netherlands Nigel Melker Germany Mücke Motorsport
R2 Spain Daniel Juncadella Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
R3 3 April Spain Roberto Merhi Germany Daniel Abt Spain Daniel Juncadella Italy Prema Powerteam
2 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 30 April Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
R2 Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Daniel Juncadella Italy Prema Powerteam
R3 1 May Germany Marco Wittmann Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
3 R1 Netherlands Circuit Park Zandvoort 14 May Netherlands Nigel Melker Germany Marco Wittmann Netherlands Nigel Melker Germany Mücke Motorsport
R2 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Japan Kimiya Sato Germany Motopark
R3 15 May Germany Marco Wittmann Germany Marco Wittmann Germany Marco Wittmann France Signature
4 R1 Austria Red Bull Ring, Spielberg 4 June Spain Daniel Juncadella Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
R2 Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
R3 5 June Spain Daniel Juncadella Netherlands Nigel Melker Spain Daniel Juncadella Italy Prema Powerteam
5 R1 Germany Norisring, Nuremberg 2 July Germany Marco Wittmann Germany Marco Wittmann Netherlands Nigel Melker Germany Mücke Motorsport
R2 Spain Roberto Merhi Germany Marco Wittmann France Signature
R3 3 July Germany Marco Wittmann Spain Roberto Merhi Germany Marco Wittmann France Signature
6 R1 Germany Nürburgring 6 August Spain Daniel Juncadella Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
R2 Spain Daniel Juncadella Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
R3 7 August Spain Daniel Juncadella Spain Daniel Juncadella Spain Daniel Juncadella Italy Prema Powerteam
7 R1 United Kingdom Silverstone Circuit 10 September Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
R2 Denmark Marco Sørensen Denmark Marco Sørensen Germany Mücke Motorsport
R3 11 September Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Germany Marco Wittmann France Signature
8 R1 Spain Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia 1 October Netherlands Nigel Melker Netherlands Nigel Melker Netherlands Nigel Melker Germany Mücke Motorsport
R2 Germany Marco Wittmann Germany Marco Wittmann France Signature
R3 2 October Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
9 R1 Germany Hockenheimring 22 October Spain Roberto Merhi Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam
R2 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Germany Mücke Motorsport
R3 23 October Spain Roberto Merhi Sweden Felix Rosenqvist Spain Roberto Merhi Italy Prema Powerteam

Standings[edit]

  • Points are awarded as follows:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Race 1 & 3 25 18 15 12 10 8 6 4 2 1
Race 2 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

Drivers' Championship[edit]

Pos Driver LEC
France
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Pts
1 Spain Roberto Merhi 4 1 2 1 4 1 3 4 4 1 1 Ret 4 2 2 1 1 2 1 3 2 3 5 1 1 2 1 406
2 Germany Marco Wittmann 5 2 3 2 3 2 10 6 1 3 11 Ret 3 1 1 6 11 6 2 10 1 6 1 5 4 4 4 285
3 Spain Daniel Juncadella 3 3 1 6 1 4 5 7 12† 2 6 1 Ret 3 11 2 4 1 3 2 8 4 3 2 7 6 3 280
4 Netherlands Nigel Melker 1 12 4 7 11 5 1 11 3 5 Ret 2 1 11 10 4 6 3 1 8 3 6 5 2 251
5 Sweden Felix Rosenqvist 2 4 Ret 5 5 3 2 3 2 Ret 10 Ret DSQ 5 5 3 2 4 4 7 Ret 2 6 4 2 1 Ret 219
6 Belgium Laurens Vanthoor 8 7 5 3 6 15 4 5 6 7 2 7 2 8 4 5 3 5 6 6 4 11 11† 6 3 9 12 189
7 Germany Daniel Abt Ret 11 9 4 7 6 Ret 8 5 6 3 4 10† 10 3 12 7 7 5 5 5 10 10 7 5 3 6 150
8 Colombia Carlos Muñoz 6 5 7 8 2 9 6 12 8 10 9 5 9 Ret 13 9 8 8 10 11 3 5 7 10 8 14† Ret 105
9 Sweden Jimmy Eriksson 10 9 6 9 8 7 9 9 7 9 5 6 5 4 7 10 Ret 10 9 9 6 9 9 11 9 8 7 93
10 Japan Kimiya Sato Ret 6 8 Ret 12 10 7 1 10 11 4 10 6 Ret 8 8 5 12 8 4 DSQ 8 2 9 Ret 7 9 86
11 Canada Gianmarco Raimondo 9 10 10 Ret 13 14 8 2 11 8 7 8 Ret 6 Ret 7 9 9 12† 8 Ret 7 4 8 13† 13 8 66
12 Poland Kuba Giermaziak 7 8 Ret 14 14 Ret Ret 10 9 12 8 9 7 Ret 6 11 10 11 29
Guest drivers ineligible for points
Denmark Marco Sørensen 7 1 Ret 0
France Tom Dillmann 12 10 8 4 12† 3 0
Spain Carlos Sainz, Jr. Ret Ret 5 0
Israel Alon Day 8 7 12 11 Ret 7 0
Switzerland Sandro Zeller 13 15 13 Ret 9 9 11 12 10 0
Malaysia Jazeman Jaafar 10 9 11 0
Argentina Facu Regalia 10 10 Ret 0
Russia Artem Markelov 12 11 11 0
Colombia Carlos Huertas 11 Ret 12 0
Pos Driver LEC
France
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)

Bold – Pole
Italics – Fastest Lap

† — Drivers did not finish the race, but were classified as they completed over 90% of the race distance.

Teams' Championship[edit]

Pos Team LEC
France
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Pts
1 Italy Prema Powerteam 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 693
4 3 2 6 4 4 5 7 12 2 6 8 Ret 3 11 2 4 2 3 3 8 4 4 2 7 6 3
2 France Signature 5 2 3 2 2 2 4 5 1 3 2 4 2 1 1 5 3 5 2 5 1 5 1 5 3 3 4 570
6 5 5 3 3 6 6 6 5 6 3 5 3 8 3 6 7 6 6 6 3 6 7 6 4 4 6
3 Germany Mücke Motorsport 1 4 4 5 5 3 1 3 2 5 10 2 1 5 5 3 2 3 4 1 Ret 1 6 3 2 1 2 470
2 12 Ret 7 11 5 2 11 3 Ret Ret Ret DSQ 11 10 4 6 4 7 7 Ret 2 8 4 6 5 Ret
4 Germany Motopark
Germany STAR Racing Team
7 6 6 9 8 7 7 1 7 9 4 6 5 4 6 8 5 10 8 4 6 8 2 9 9 7 7 205
9 8 8 14 12 10 8 2 9 11 5 9 6 Ret 7 10 10 11 9 9 DSQ 9 9 11 Ret 8 9
Guest teams ineligible for points
Austria HS Engineering 8 7 12 11 Ret 7 0
United Kingdom Carlin 10 9 8 0
11 10 11
Switzerland Jo Zeller Racing 13 15 13 Ret 9 9 11 12 10 0
Pos Team LEC
France
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Pts

Nations Cup[edit]

Pos Nation LEC
France
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Pts
1  Spain 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 4 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 3 1 1 2 1 686
4 3 2 6 4 4 5 7 12 2 6 Ret Ret 3 11 2 4 2 3 3 8 4 5 2 7 6 3
2  Germany 5 2 3 2 3 2 10 6 1 3 3 4 3 1 1 6 7 6 2 5 1 6 1 5 4 3 4 435
Ret 11 9 4 7 6 Ret 8 5 6 11 Ret 10 10 3 12 11 7 5 10 5 10 10 7 5 4 6
3  Sweden 2 4 6 5 5 3 2 3 2 9 5 6 5 4 5 3 2 4 4 7 6 2 6 4 2 1 7 312
10 9 Ret 9 5 7 9 9 7 Ret 10 Ret DSQ 5 7 10 Ret 10 9 9 Ret 9 9 11 9 8 Ret
4  Netherlands 1 12 4 7 11 5 1 11 3 5 Ret 2 1 11 10 4 6 3 1 8 3 6 5 2 251
5  Belgium 8 7 5 3 6 15 4 5 6 7 2 7 2 8 4 5 3 5 6 6 4 11 11 6 3 9 12 189
6  Colombia 6 5 7 8 2 9 6 12 8 10 9 5 9 Ret 13 9 8 8 10 11 3 5 7 10 8 14 Ret 105
11 Ret 12
7  Japan Ret 6 8 Ret 12 10 7 1 10 11 4 10 6 Ret 8 8 5 12 8 4 DSQ 8 2 9 Ret 7 9 86
8  Canada 9 10 10 Ret 13 14 8 2 11 8 7 8 Ret 6 Ret 7 9 9 12 8 Ret 7 4 8 13 13 8 66
9  Poland 7 8 Ret 14 14 Ret Ret 10 9 12 8 9 7 Ret 6 11 10 11 29
Guest nations ineligible for points
 Denmark 7 1 Ret 0
 France 12 10 8 4 12 3 0
 Israel 8 7 12 11 Ret 7 0
  Switzerland 13 15 13 Ret 9 9 11 12 10 0
 Malaysia 10 9 11 0
 Argentina 10 10 Ret 0
 Russia 12 11 11 0
Pos Nation LEC
France
HOC
Germany
ZAN
Netherlands
RBR
Austria
NOR
Germany
NÜR
Germany
SIL
United Kingdom
VAL
Spain
HOC
Germany
Pts

References[edit]

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